Using virtual reality to gain insight into dementia

  19 April 2024  NWMPHN   

Upcoming workshops will allow general practitioners and practice nurses to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia using virtual reality technology.

The immersive experience is aimed at deepening clinician knowledge of dementia, while exploring a supportive approach to living more confidently with the condition.

Developed by Dementia Australia, the EDIE (educational dementia immersive experience) workshops will provide GPs and nurses with a greater understanding of:

  • consumers’ perspective of dementia
  • identifying support needs in partnership with the client and their carer
  • developing a dementia support plan that focuses on enabling a person living with dementia
  • clinical and referral pathways to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in recognising, diagnosing and managing dementia in general practices.

Both events will take place at Dementia Australia’s Parkville office; a condensed 1.5-hour session for GPs on 20 May and an extended 3-hour session for practice nurses on 27 May.

Limited seats are available, and registration is essential.

The program is delivered in partnership between North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network and Dementia Australia.

For more information or to register for the 20 May GPs workshop, click here.

For the 27 May practice nurses workshop, click here.